Troubleshooting Common Auburndale Furnace Problems

If you are having issues with your Auburndale furnace, you can always call Air National to speak with one of our expert HVAC technicians. However, many heating problems are minor and can be resolved with a few troubleshooting guidelines. Here are some techniques for pinpointing and solving some of the more common furnace issues.

Furnace Not Turning On

This is one of the most common and easily resolved issues with all types of furnaces. If your furnace doesn’t seem to be providing heat, first check the power switch to make sure the furnace wasn’t accidentally turned off. If it’s on, check the master emergency switch and circuit breaker. Sometimes the master switch isn’t turned back on after a furnace has been serviced, or the electrical system may have been overloaded for some reason.

Check the filter if there isn’t a blown fuse, since a dirty filter can cause 90% of furnace problems, including overheating and shutting down. If you have recently changed a filter, make sure you hit the reset button and that the cover has been replaced properly. A furnace will not start if the door isn’t on correctly. If your furnace consistently trips the circuit breaker, call an Auburndale heating technician since there could be a safety hazard.

Furnace Not Providing Enough Heat

If your furnace isn’t providing enough heat, first check the thermostat to make sure it is on the proper setting. Then check the vents to make sure nothing is blocking the airflow and try raising the temperature at least 5 degrees. Wait a few minutes, and if the heat is still not being distributed evenly throughout your home, check to make sure all the heating registers are open. Always check the furnace filter when you have any heating problems. However, if none of these tips work, call a qualified HVAC contractor to check your fan blower and furnace settings.

Constantly Running Fan Blower

A blower that doesn’t turn off can be caused by the thermostat or the limit switch located on the furnace, which distributes the hot air to the ductwork. The limit switch will shut off the furnace if the air gets too hot, so check the fan switch on the thermostat. If it is turned on, turn it off or on auto, and if not, call a heating technician to adjust the limit switch for the furnace.

Most furnaces will last for years if properly maintained, so you should address any issues with your heat as soon as you notice them. Call Air National Heating & Air Conditioning for any of your furnace needs.

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